Every year, Nanbyounet (Children with Incurable Diseases Charity) helps Santa Claus to visit children's hospitals around Japan to bring Christmas cheer parents of kids with cancer and incurable diseases.
At Osaka's largest Children's Hospital
Nanbyounet is a very fine charity with a great group of people and volunteers that go out 365 days a year to help some of these desperately sick children and their parents. Please check what Nanbyounet is doing: http://www.nanbyonet.or.jp/
Santa tells me that he thinks that Nanbyonet.or.jp is one of, if not thee, most reputable charities in Japan. Nanbyonet.ot.jp helps to raise funds to give these children some happiness and enjoyment in their short time on this earth and to bring people closer together.
Besides Christmas events, Nanbyonet.or.jp also arranges camping for the kids, poolside and swimming events, arts and crafts, musical events and others to create enjoyment for these wonderful little people. Nanbyonet.or.jp also arranges training and support for the parents of these special needs children.
This year, all the Santa Claus volunteers and his helpers got an early start and had the pleasure of going to a total of 17 hospitals all around Japan to visit several hundreds of children and their mothers and dads, grandmas and grandpas in the hospital.
Santa brought presents to all and took pictures for the folks and the kids to keep forever.
This year, we'd like to proudly announce and welcome a new Santa into our midst who did a special job at one of Tokyo's biggest children's hospitals this year. Stand up and take a bow, my dear friend, Roger Marshall. ロジャー・マーシャル サンタ どうもありがとうございます！
Santa Roger was a star at Juntendo Hospital this year! Well done!
どうもありがとうございます！Also, thanks so much to Honda Mutsuko for helping this year! 本田さん！本当ありがとうございました！感謝です！
Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!
Every day of every year, some child is struck down with a terrible disease. While medical science desperately searches for cures, there is something you and I can do to make these children's (and their parents) lives just a little bit better. We can volunteer our time or donate to a worthy cause.
Won't you consider all the good things you have and just how fortunate we really are and give some of your time or donations to a just cause?
You'll feel better about yourself. I know I do. I wish I could do more. Won't you help this Christmas season?
(Sorry Japanese only!)